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Careers in Motion — Construction
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                     Bridges Construction & Renovation Students Improve the

                     Green Bay Community


                                                                                allows them to learn employability skills and
                                                                                explore a future career path while improving
                                                                                the  Green  bay  community  with  affordable
                                                                                housing options.
                                                                                   brian Frerk has been the bridges instruc-
                                                                                tor for years. “I teach them three things that
                                                                                are going to get them ahead: being there every
                                                                                day on time, being respectful and polite, and
                                                                                giving  your  employer  a  full  day’s  work  for
                                                                                a full day’s pay,” Frerk said. “If you do that,
                                                                                you’ll  be  extremely  successful  in  whatever
                                                                                you choose to do in life.”
                                                                                   To follow along with the progress of the
                                                                                new home build, visit the bridges Facebook
                                                                                page  at  facebook.com/bridgesConstruction-
                                                                                Renovation,  and  their  website  at  gbaps.org/
                                                                                bridges.



                                                                                     www.gbaps.org
        Kristin Rozek                       learn about structural design, building safety,
        School & Community Relations Specialist  blueprint reading, rough and finish construc-
        Green Bay Area Public School District  tion, modern design and home improvements.
            The bridges Construction & Renovation   Students  also  explore  the  application  of  car-                floor, walls, stair framing, siding, and
        Program provides high school students a com-  pentry, masonry, home wiring, plumbing and   Past Projects:      interior finishes of the home.
        munity-based,  hands-on  learning  experience   architectural  design.  bridges  students  have    331 S. Irwin St. — Students worked
        in the construction and renovation industries.   the opportunity to earn both high school and   on  a  three  bedroom,  two  and  a  half    S.  Quincy  St.  Home  &  Garage  —
        Each  school  year,  bridges  students  work  on   college credit while enrolled in the program.   bath  single  family  home.  They  also   Students worked on a three bedroom,
        building a house from the ground up in part-  This  school  year,  bridges  students  are   built  a  24'  ×  24'  detached  garage.   two  and  a  half  bath  home,  and  a
        nership  with  NeighborWorks   Green  bay.   working on a new home build at 421 4th Street   Students worked on the floors, walls,   detached  24'  ×  24'  garage.  Students
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        Students work with professional contractors to   in Green bay. Previously a vacant lot, the new   framing, siding, roofing and finished   worked  on  the  floor,  walls,  stair
                                            home will be a three bedroom, two bath single                              framing, siding, and interior finishes
                                            family  home.  The  students  will  also  build  a   carpentry of the house.  of the home.
                                            24’x24’ detached garage. Students will work    1064  Shawano  Ave.  —  Students    N.  Broadway  St.  Home  &  Garage
                                            on  the  floor,  walls,  framing,  siding,  roofing   worked on a three bedroom, two and   —  Students  worked  on  a  three
                                            and finished carpentry of the house. Because   a half bath single family home. The   bedroom, two and a half bath home,
                                            this house has a smaller footprint, students will   students also built a 24' × 24' detached   and a detached 24' × 24' garage. Stu-
                                            have the opportunity to do more roof framing,   garage. Students worked on the floor,   dents worked on the floor, walls, stair
                                            most of the drywall, and most of the finished   walls,  framing,  siding,  roofing  and   framing, siding, and interior finishes
                                            carpentry.  In  December,  the  students  will   finished carpentry of the house.  of the home.
                                            begin another new home build in Green bay.   301 S. Quincy St. — Students reno-   Oakland  Ave.  Home  —  Students
                                               More  than  20  Green  bay  Area  Public   vated  a  two-family  home  built  in   formed and poured concrete, framed
                                            School District high school students are part   1928.  Students  learned  masonry,   and  completed  a  deck  and  stairs,  as
                                            of the bridges program this year. The program   worked on new trim/siding, replaced   well as installed windows and siding.
                                                                                      windows  and  doors,  restored  hard-
                                                                                      wood  floors,  worked  on  dry  wall/   Nicolet St. Shed — Students framed
                                                                                      plaster,  installed  new  flooring  and   walls  and  roof  systems,  installed
                                                                                      restored some original features of the   roofing  and  siding,  and  installed  an
                                                                                      home. The  renovation  home  in  total   overhead door.
                                                                                      had  two  bathrooms,  four  bedrooms,    Walnut  St.  Garages  —  Students
                                                                                      two  kitchens,  two  sun  porches,  and   framed,  installed  roofing,  siding,
                                                                                      was 2,360 square feet.           soffit,  and  installed  overhead  and
                                                                                                                       service  doors  on  garages.  Students
                                                                                     505  5th  St.  —  Students  worked
                                                                                      on  a  three  bedroom,  two  and  a  half   also framed and installed exterior stair
                                                                                      bath home, and a detached 24' × 24'   systems, cabinets, and added a gable
                                                                                      garage. Students worked on the floor,   roof over one deck.
                                                                                      walls, stair framing, siding and inte-  The  District  offers  many  hands-on
                                                                                      rior finishes of the home.   learning  programs  like  bridges,  with  the
                                                                                                                   opportunity  for  students  to  earn  college
                                                                                     720  N.  Broadway  St.  —  Students   credits  while  in  high  school.  visit  gbaps.
                                                                                      worked on a three bedroom, two and   org/why_choose_gbaps/district_programs
                                                                                      a half bath home, and a detached 24'   for more information.
                                                                                      × 24' garage. Students worked on the
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